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New Carvin Vanquish Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Handyman, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Looks like Carvin went ahead and turned that blue five string bolt on prototype from NAMM into a real product!

    Visually, these things are quite a departure for Carvin. I'm really digging them, especially the one below with the new "antique ash treatment".





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  2. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    I'm loving the looks on all of them.
  3. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Dig! Loving the second one from the top!
  4. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Insane, wider necks with 19mm .75 spacing folks.

    Not for me! Wish it were. Icon for those wanting tight
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would like the last one in a four or five string.
  6. MikeSBG


    Apr 8, 2014
    The 4 string looks amazing.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    No 35" scale :(
    No MM humbucker option :(

    Fantastic looking basses though. Love the two tone wood!
  8. They make the XB75/XB76. 35" with the same electronics options. Just no fancy beveling....

  9. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    This may be the first carvin i've ever considered owning! The multi-layer beveled tops are pretty darn cool. Never have been a fan of the carvin pickups/electronics. Not sure if i could buy one knowing that i'd have to swap stuff out. Thats my own opinion though, dont hold that against me :p
  10. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Impressive looking stuff.
  11. DPG003


    Oct 15, 2011
    + 1 I'm with you Tunaman. I really wish Carvin would offer the narrow spacing option on all of their basses. I'm much more at home on my Music Man's 17.5mm spacing vs. My 55-02's 19mm spacing. I'd love to have a PB5 with tighter string spacing.
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Yeah but it's a neck through with a totally different body shape and no 'two tone' wood option :)

    Kudos to Carvin on the normal 19mm spacing, though. That sells itself.
  13. Why do you know you'd have to swap stuff out? Their more recent electronics are killer. I think there are very few people swapping stuff out on theirs.
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  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    It's about time they offered a bolt-neck sixer. Nice to see them stepping it up with a few new offerings. I'll also agree with Grateful: their newer instruments have great electronics. So much so that I wouldn't swap them out for fear of changing the tone.
  15. kdogg


    Nov 13, 2005
    Not a big Carvin fan, but I really dig these, cosmetically and the spacing. The headstocks look really good too.
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  16. fender68


    Jun 7, 2011
    Man!! The more i look at these the more i'm lovin' em!!
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  17. generation zero

    generation zero

    Jul 24, 2012
    That blue one second from the end is pretty sexy, caught my eye for sure. I love the top bevel treatment, not digging the body shape so much though. Still, very cool.
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  18. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    hey, i said dont hold it against me! :p :D

    Thats totally cool. Im not doubting other people, just not my cup of tea. :cool: No hating here.

    The bass design itself is really hawt tho... me likey!
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  19. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    My guess is if one of the so called "high level /premium" builders came out with this design it would be herald as magnificent achievement. Imagine what we be said if this was a Fender, MM, or Warwick. But since it's "only" Carvin comments will be mixed.

    Fact is Carvin has been kicking ass lately and is coming out with more different models than most everyone else. And it seems the resale value of the newer models are trending upwards as compared to the past.

    I was ready to pull the trigger on a Bromberg but after seeing these I may have to reconsider. These are flat out gorgeous.
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  20. spz8


    Jan 19, 2009
    Glen Cove, NY
    Very interesting. It looks to have a little bit of Warwick and Yamaha TRB DNA. Totally digging the 6 string, and +1 on 19mm spacing.